This comprehensive and easy-to-read monograph is an authoritative update on clinical prostate cancer. It has been prepared by an international, multidisciplinary team at the invitation of the International Prostate Health Council think tank.
The management of prostate cancer – the most prevalent type of cancer in men in the Western world – has been revolutionized by the vastly increased knowledge and new fact-finding research on its natural (treated) history, the new concepts on diagnosis and prognosis, and a broad range of valid, competing treatment options.
A particular strength of the book is its presentation of the therapeutic options for patients with localized and advanced disease, including hormonal treatment.
Medical and radiation oncologists as well as urologists will find an invaluable overview of the current concepts and practice in this rapidly evolving field.
- androgen-independent prostate cancer
- hormonal treatment of prostate cancer
- metastatic hormone-refractory prostate cancer (HRPC)
- prevention of prostate cancer
- prostate cancer screening
Table of contents
1 Epidemiology of Prostate Cancer - Vera Nelen
2 Natural History of Prostatic Carcinoma: The Pathologist’s Perspective - Ferran Algaba, Isabel Trias, Yolanda Arce
3 Prognostic Factors in Prostate Cancer - Johan Braeckman, Dirk Michielsen
4 The Prevention of Prostate Cancer - Keith Griffiths, Domenico Prezioso, A. Turkes, Louis J. Denis
5 Prostate Cancer Screening - P. Tenke, J. Horti, P. Balint, B. Kovacs
6 Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer - Jehonathan H. Pinthus, Dalibor Pacik, Jacob Ramon
7 Does Localized Prostate Cancer Exist? - Bernard Lobel
8 Staging of Prostate Cancer - Zohar A. Dotan, Jacob Ramon
9 Guidelines and Counselling for Treatment Options in the Management of Prostate Cancer - Axel Heidenreich
10 Choices for Surgery - Stéphane Larré, Laurent Salomon, Claude Clément Abbou
11 Radiation Therapy in Prostate Cancer - Moshe E. Stein, Dirk Boehmer, Abraham Kuten
12 Cryoablation and High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound - Chris D’Hont
13 The Role of Hormonal Treatment in Prostate Cancer - Stephan H. Flüchter, Ralf Weiser, Christoph Gamper
14 Androgen-Independent Prostate Cancer - Dirk Schrijvers
15 Prostate Cancer Treatment and Quality of Life - Domenico Prezioso, Raffaele Galasso, Mario Di Martino, Gennaro Iapicca
16 Europa Uomo: The European Prostate Cancer Coalition - Tom Hudson, Louis J. Denis